I made an appointment for my first inspection today (on May 12) -- the inspector was very nice, and I found out that Florida state inspectors aren't allowed to "handle" the TBH bars themselves -- apparently, for liability purposes. He did seem quite familiar with them, though, and said he could talk me through the process. I'm planning on my first inspection this weekend (about 2.5 weeks after package install). From the observation window, I can see at least two large pieces of comb, and there is much more activity around the entrances (sigh -- there are 3 now, but since the bees are using them all, I won't try closing anything up!). I'm a bit nervous about cross-combing, and a bit intimidated at the idea that someone with much more experience is just going to watch me! Still, I found it interesting that inspectors aren't allowed to "handle the hive" at all. Is this the case in other states as well?